Florida Districts

45%
of Florida school districts surveyed by USDA say they participate in farm to school activities.

81

2,277

1,420,030

Another 23% of districts surveyed plan to start farm to school activities in the future.

(Note: of the 257 school districts in Florida, 70% completed the USDA Farm to School Census.)

Highlights

$62,835,200

invested in local food in Florida
with the average school district spending

20%

of their budget on local products.
School districts in Florida are currently buying the following types of local foods:
  • 86%

    fruits
  • 81%

    vegetables
  • 49%

    milk
  • 8%

    meat or poultry

49%

of Florida districts surveyed plan to increase local food purchases in the future.
Florida school districts are serving local items throughout the school day. In Florida local foods are being served at the following times:
  • 73%

    breakfast
  • 90%

    lunch
  • 11%

    supper
  • 34%

    snacks
  • 36%

    Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
At least

556

school gardens are growing in Florida
Tend and water those gardens; their benefits are well documented!
In Florida,

49%

of School Districts
Are Engaging Preschool Children
in Farm to School Activities.
In Florida,

38%

Of School Districts Are Using Local Foods in Summer Meals.
Learn more about these results. See the details
Based on a tally of the number of votes received, the school district above was selected as a stand out in Florida.
What we heard during the nomination process:
This district has an amazing program and incorporates multiple programs to promote health, fresh local food, and to involve students in the process from gardening to food preparation, picking the fresh vegetables and then including the local food in school meals. The districts community involvement and innovative health promoting programs are outstanding.
Congratulations to all the school districts in Florida conducting farm to school programs.

From buying local food to planting school gardens to teaching kids where their food comes from, Florida is ‘bringing the farm to school.’ Peruse the list below for more information on the great work taking place in Florida.

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